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Smirnoff continues to head-up IWSR Top 50

Diageo’s Smirnoff vodka remained the biggest-selling international brand in 2010 with a lead of over five million nine-litre cases on its nearest rival, Bacardi, according to the latest report from the International Wine & Spirits Register (IWSR).

The top three international brands remain unchanged on last year, with another Diageo brand, Johnnie Walker, in third position. In fact Diageo owns four of the top 10 international brands.

The IWSR’s Top 50 International Spirits Brands list follows a simple criterion: An international brand is considered to be a brand that can demonstrate sales of over 20,000 nine-litre cases in at least three geographical regions (including travel retail as one region, due to its inherently international nature). Brands are then ranked on their global sales volumes in nine-litre cases.

Diageo’s Smirnoff vodka remained the biggest-selling international brand in 2010 with a lead of over five  million nine-litre cases on its nearest rival, Bacardi.

Diageo’s Smirnoff vodka remained the biggest-selling international brand in 2010 with a lead of over five million nine-litre cases on its nearest rival, Bacardi.

Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club is the fastest-growing brand in the top 25, growing by 12.4 per cent in 2010. A further five brands in the top 50 grew by more than 10 per cent in 2010: Jameson, Russian Standard,  Eristoff, Fernet-Branca and Blenders Pride.

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